Congratulations to an Editor for the ages

Ed Finn was a supporter and board member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives since its earliest days in the ‘80s. But in 1994, he became the editor of a publication intended to communicate with the CCPA’s 196 individual supporters and attract new ones (narrator’s voice: It worked brilliantly). …
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Park it: Wi-Fi access is not educational equity

Last week, as Ottawa school boards began to take stock of the number of students without computers and Wi-Fi access, the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) announced that students who didn’t have Wi-Fi at home could access board Wi-Fi in school parking lots. Before focusing on the absurdity of students…
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Familiarity Breeds Resistance: Harris-era parents know there’s nothing innovative about Ontario’s education cuts

I came of age as an activist and researcher when Mike Harris blustered his way into power in the 90s. His education minister, John Snobelen, famously a high school dropout, was much more comfortable referring to students as “clients,” parents as “customers” and teachers as “front line service providers,” and…
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